Market Intelligence & Strategy Intern

Academic Credits





2101 L St., NW
Suite 500
United States


USGBC’s global team seeks an intern to support the planning and development of the global market intelligence infrastructure - a key component in the success of USGBC’s global advancement. The global team is a subset of the Office of the CEO with a focus on the dissemination of organizational goals for global implementation.

The Market Intelligence & Strategy Intern will compile market intelligence in order to influence regional strategy. The work will include general research, data analysis, and stakeholder identification, among other methods. The intern will also provide support as needed to additional, high-priority team projects over the summer. The position requires the ability to take initiative, think strategically, work well independently, meet deadlines and bring tasks to closure.

Specific responsibilities

  • Focusing on the 48 countries in Europe, identify major environmental concerns relating to global climate change and the built environment (i.e. sustainable infrastructure, buildings performance, air quality, etc.) and outline a strategy for addressing them via GBCI products.
  • Investigate cultural practices, economic and political status, and sustainability policies for each market; compile information into easily accessible format.
  • Identify news sources for relevant regional information and develop a weekly roundup for global team.
  • Create a database of green building standards and rating systems in each market, including product information and market share (if available).
  • Identify major stakeholders (i.e. local GBCs, national associations, other NGO’s, legislative organizations, UN, etc.) in the green building movement. Use this list to outline partnership strategies and/or suggestions for further engagement.
  • In conjunction with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, identify strategies for reaching underserved communities in each region.
  • Analyze USGBC data, including LEED certification, credentialing, and product sales to understand regional applicability and prioritization.
  • Create recommendations for global team, including priority regions, products, and improvements that should be included in the organization’s plans moving forward.

After completing the internship, the individual will be able to:

  • Demonstrate experience in non-profit workplace and sector
  • Clearly express concepts of sustainability and green building, with a thorough understanding of LEED products and how it works to affect global climate change
  • Demonstrate familiarity with key players and effective strategies in the global green building movement
  • Demonstrate experience working with a diverse group of stakeholders in pursuit of shared goals

The ideal candidate will demonstrate attention to detail, flexibility in working with a variety of internal and external partners, ability to work against hard deadlines, creativity in problem solving, and a friendly but assertive disposition.


Education & training requirements/preferences

  • Current enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate program of study required.
  • Degree or specialty in international relations, business, nonprofit management, communications (or relevant experience) preferred

Experience requirements

  • Strong organizational, leadership and project management skills
  • General understanding of the built environment’s role in global climate change
  • Familiarity with the geographic region of Europe, European Union, European Commission
  • Knowledge and experience in working on sustainability initiatives a plus
  • Language skills a plus

Other required skills and qualifications

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with diverse interests across all levels of the organization
  • Strong sense of responsibility and attention to detail
  • Ability to organize and manage large amounts of information and data
  • Flexibility and ability to learn and adapt quickly
  • Ability to take on responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Creative problem solving and go-getter attitude, seeks process and program improvement
  • Comfort with use of technology, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Works well in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Commitment to USGBC mission

How To Apply

Please email or fax your resume and a letter of interest.

  • Note the title of the position you are applying for.
  • Submit files as PDFs or Word documents.
  • Fax: 202-315-3949.
  • No phone calls, please.